Saturday, June 18, 2016

What my body and mind is telling me

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and this post, what my body and mind is telling me
What my body and mind is telling me 
To understand religions one has to study several religious books starting from the Bible, since the Bible is the most important religious book in the western world; it could be said that two third of the world religions may derive from the Bible.

Religion has always existed since the beginning of recorded times, because no matter what some people believe, the majority of us still need to believe in God, and also pray to God when we need God's help.

What my body and mind is telling me
May God help me say the right religious things in this religious article?
Dear readers, this is the continuation of our previous post; this is what my soul is telling me. Having done that, now let us talk about what my body and mind is telling me. As you all know, we are studying religions to find out how religions could be adjusted, in a way that religions could continue to be useful in the future, as they have been until now; therefore, we look and discuss every possible way, including what we feel within ourselves; in our last article we have talked about what my soul is telling me, in this post we are going to continue the same religious personal theme, except that we will be talking about, what my body, heart and mind is telling me. We will also talk about other things that are linked with our inner self. So let us see how we can describe that.
Now as we have said, in our last article we have talked about our soul, now let us talk about our earthly things like, my body, my mind and my heart, and let us see how they could link with our spiritual part the soul. So, let us start briefly from the beginning of our entire life and what we should be doing with our own life so to speak. I suppose that first of all we would want to find out that our life is well worth living and which way is the best way to live it, then, we would want to see what our life could or should mean to us and everybody else around us, in other words we should try to live a meaningful life. Now, in order to live a meaningful life, we should really observe what is happening around us and learn from it, above all learn all those things that change during one’s own life. Not only we should observe what happens around us, but we also should make our own minds up and see if what is happening is good or bad and store this knowledge in our minds, so that at the end of our life we could and indeed should be able to say something to the generations that will follow us, as this is the duty of any human being, we have written an article about this and this is one of the links if you want to read it.
Now, if one thinks about all the changes that take place during one’s life, one could say that life is never still and keeps changing all the time. So, life could also be compared to a butterfly metamorphosis, which is a cycle that goes around and then starts all over again, not only the butterfly metamorphosis forms a cycle, but also many other things happen to go around in circles as well, so, we should be able to tell these changes if we observe them carefully.
Now, let us start from when a child is born. When a child is born, he (here he means also she, I, us and they) he seems so innocent and he looks like an angel, and he also thinks many innocent things; so one is inclined to think that there is a connection between the new born child and heaven and the angels, because it feels as if he has come from heaven above. But this is not going to last forever, because this child is going to grow up, so let us see what happens next while he is growing up and later on in life. We know that his views of life and also his views of religions will slowly change, it is only natural that they change and we should take notice of these changes, we could talk a lot about his physical changes, because we are all born, then we grow up, grow old and then die, but we are going to keep these to a minimum, since these articles are mainly about religious, so, we need to state religious views more than anything else.

Growing up cycle and views

This is what my heart and mind is telling me, while we are looking at the cycle of life that we all go through during our lives.
First of all, let us look at a young man growing up views;
When a boy grows up, he will start learning and thinking according to what his parents will teach him, we can safely say that his parents will teach him what they have been taught from their own parents, therefore it is safe to assume that his parents will teach him religious things as they know them and these teachings will reinforce his own inborn religious feelings, and somehow he will try hard to live his life in a religious way as he has been taught from his parents until he grows older.
But when he becomes a young grown up man, he will become interested very much about earthly life and sex, this is only natural if he is a normal healthy man, he becomes interested very much about his human friends and what they do, and he will follow them no matter what they do, usually it happens that young healthy people are arrogant and believe only in themselves while they are young and strong, so, they tend to ridicule their mates if they show any sign of weakness. As you know, religion for these young people would be a sign of weakness; so he is trapped from these vicious circumstances, and therefore he could not and would not follow religion very much while he is in the company of his friends, even if in his heart he is a very religious man.
This way of life will usually last for a very long time during his life, in fact it may last all his life until he becomes old, weak and vulnerable; accept if during his life it happens that some hardship strikes him and he feels that he is in danger and needs help, but there is nobody on earth available or able to help him, and in his desperate position he remember what his parents have thought him about God, so he turns to God and prays, as at that moment there is nothing else that could help him. This is the way that most men behave during their lives; they will turn to God and religion only when they are in danger and in a desperate situation.
But when a man becomes older and wiser he feels the need to question his own behaviour about religious beliefs, so, by reasoning within himself he comes to the conclusion that it would be better for him if he returns to his religious beliefs that his parents have taught him, just for his own personal safety and reasons, now let us see what those reasons could be.
Returning to his religious beliefs
There are a few reasons for a man for returning to religion at his old age, which are very likely the following:
(1) He might have been a believer all his life deep within his heart, but people around him were not religious people, so during his younger life he forced himself to live as a non-believer, because he felt that he could have been ridiculed from his friends, if he had admitted to them that he was a real believer. But now, because he is an old man he wouldn’t and doesn’t care about what other people think about his religious beliefs, and he feels free to believe whatever he wants to believe; therefore, he would come back to believe in religion openly, as his heart and soul guides him to do.
(2) He might have been born in a family whom didn’t practice religion, and therefore during his younger life he did not believe in God and religion at all, because nobody had thought him religion when he was young. But during his life he has met some religious people, who while conversing with him have expressed their religious beliefs, this has helped him learn about God and religion. So now, he has become religious and practice religion openly in his old age.
(3) He might have been born in a family of non-believers, because the members of his family were all born in this circle of non-believers, which would openly ridicule or harm anybody that was a religious member, therefore he has lived all his life as a non-believer.
But now he has grown old and he knows that soon or later he will have to die, this knowledge of his pending death makes him look back at the way of life he has lived till now; he starts thinking whether it was right to live the way he has lived his life as a non-believer, and deep within his heart he may become worried and perhaps scared of what he has done with his life. He asks himself: What about if there is life after death? I know that my body death is inevitable no matter what I do. So, is there any way that I can save at least a bit of myself? And at his old age he starts believing in religion, in the hope that he can save at least his soul somehow.
(4) Whatever reasons have held back religious beliefs within a man, or given rise to religious beliefs during his lifetime; those same reasons now are pushing this old man to believe in God in his old age. Not only will this old man believe in God and religion; but deep within his heart he will feel the need to pass his religious knowledge to future generations, because he wants the future generations to know about God and religions.
(5) These religious facts that we have written above definitely apply to most of us. So, when we become old there is another change in our lives, because we have learned many religious things during our lives, so, we should feel the need to carefully write down what we have learned for the benefit of future generations.
Now that I have spoken about what my body and mind is telling me, let us go back to talk about what we need in order to achieve good result. At the end of our last hub we said that we needed to look at how I could use my religious knowledge and we were going to make a list of subject, which could and would be similar to the list of subject that apply at the end of this hub, so let us write this list of subject required.
Anyhow, we are going to write this list of subject in our next post, because this post is becoming too long.
So, see you soon in our next post, list of religious subject required.
May God bless us all?